Friday, December 9

EA Origin to be replaced by faster PC app | Digital Trends Spanish

After the announcement in 2020 that the EA Origin market would be closed, EA has launched its next platform for PC: the EA app.

Origin was EA’s exclusive PC launcher for its titles first released in 2011. It was intended to compete with other digital PC stores like Steam, though it eventually integrated with its competitor to sell its titles on that service. Origin, however, was still required to run EA titles even if purchased from Steam. Despite amassing over 50 million registered users, the service was heavily criticized and maligned by the PC community due to security flaws and suspicions of spying on gamers. In late 2020, EA announced that it would be retiring Origin in favor of a new client simply called the EA app.

The new one EA app left open beta today and is now available for download as EA’s main platform for PC. The publisher claims that this new platform “is our fastest and lightest PC client to date. With the new streamlined design you will easily find the games and content you are looking for and discover your new favorite games. With automatic game downloads and updates in the background, you can make sure your games are ready to play when you are.”

Those who already have an Origin account will be automatically invited to seamlessly transfer all of their games, cloud saves, friends lists, and content to the EA app. This new app will also allow gamers to connect their accounts to other services, including Steam, Xbox and PlayStation, to have a unified friends list across all of their services.

With the general resistance some PC gamers have to alternative launchers and platforms, the best case scenario is for this new EA app to be more stable and work seamlessly behind established and preferred player storefronts.

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